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Silver foil can affect risk of infection in hospitals

Reducing the risk of infection has become an increasingly paramount concern for facilities in the time of COVID-19, especially in facilities housing vulnerable people. But there could be a simple and effective preventative measure worth taking, according to new research: silver foil. New research presented at this year’s virtual European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) shows that covering high-touch surfaces in hospitals with silver-impregnated foil could significantly reduce levels of contamination by clinically important bacterial pathogens.



Healthcare facilities management market to grow extensively

A new report estimates that the healthcare facilities management market will grow extensively over the next five years. The value of the market is approximated to have been US$225 million in 2020. It is expected to grow to over $360 million in 2026, with a CAGR of 8.2 per cent over that time. That’s according to a report from Mordor Intelligence, which predicts that the COVID-19 pandemic will vastly accelerate the growth of the healthcare facilities market across the world.


The “Human Factor” in Healthcare Cleaning

In the push for cleaner and more hygienic healthcare environments, the “human factor” cannot be overstated. Having the best-laid plans and protocols is important, but a successful cleaning regime depends on people who can perform their tasks effectively and confidently.


Getting Creative with Hospital Design

The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged hospitals to seek better design strategies that keep the provider and patient safe. Crafting a hospital room is different from ordinary construction. It mandates approval from patients, their advocates, providers and architects to create a space that facilities healing while also being functionally accessible. So it takes a cooperative approach to achieve the desired outcomes of a reliable hospital room design.  



Healthcare Takes Heavy Toll on Environment: Study

The healthcare sector has a substantial influence on the climate, producing 10 percent of the total greenhouse gases in the United States, according to a Healthcare Without Harm study. Looking at it in a different way, if the U.S. health care sector were itself a country, it would rank 13th in the world for emissions, ahead of the entire United Kingdom. Climate change leads to poor air quality, negative effects on the food and water supply, and more frequent and extreme weather events. All of these can have serious consequences for the human body. 



Three teams prequalified for South Niagara Hospital project

TORONTO—Three teams have prequalified to design, build, finance and maintain the new South Niagara Hospital project in Niagara Falls, Ont. The announcement was made by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Niagara Health July 21. The new hospital will be located at Biggar Road and Montrose Road, just off the Queen Elizabeth Way and will centralize services from existing facilities in one location.



Windsor Regional Hospital campuses flood for the second time this month

Staff are assessing the damage after Windsor Regional Hospital's two main campuses flooded for the second time this month following heavy rainfall. In a news release Sunday, the hospital said that after Saturday night's rainfall, the Emergency Department entrance, some procedure rooms, the front lobby, the ground level of the Cancer Centre, shipping and receiving, and the kitchen and hallways in the Diagnostic Imaging area of the Met Campus have flooded. 


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Yorkland Controls Limited is proud to represent Triatek, a Johnson Controls Company, providing  Critical Environment solutions for Healthcare facilities. From isolation room controls and monitoring to lab control.

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Ontario provides $329,000 increase in base funding for Campbellford Memorial Hospital

The Ontario government is providing a $329,000 increase in base funding for Campbellford Memorial Hospital to address challenges by the coronavirus pandemic and address “hallway healthcare.” Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP David Piccini made the announcement on Tuesday morning, noting the funding is a two per cent increase on the estimated base and one-time funding received in 2020-21. The funding is part of the province’s $760-million Action Plan to respond to the pandemic and $300 million to reduce surgical backlogs.



Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre receives funding for emergency department and medical device processing renovations

Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre will be receiving approximately $6 million to upgrade and renovate their Emergency Department and Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) unit. This funding will be coming from the Government of Alberta through Alberta’s Rural Health Facilities Revitalization Program.


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$50M cyclotron will help cancer patients in southern Alberta, Shandro says

After about a decade of doctors advocating for it, Calgary will get a cyclotron and radio-pharmaceutical facility to improve both access and treatment for cancer patients. Funding for the $50-million project was earmarked in the provincial budget, with $18.6 million set aside over the next three years to start building the project at the Foothills Medical Centre. 


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